Winter Songs. (1 Piano, 4 Hands/Early Intermediate Level). By Naoko Ikeda. For piano duet (1 piano, 4 hands). Willis. Early Intermediate. Book only. 20 pages. Willis Music #12736. Published by Willis Music (HL.416530).
Three attractive duets that describe the many sides of winter. Japanese composer Naoko Ikeda intends them to be miniature “songs without words.” Powder Snow, a quick graceful study, expresses the inital pleasure one feels when seeing the ground covered by fresh gleaming white snow. The Glacial Mermaid explores winter's fairy-tale appeal, and Silent Light is a sweet andantino that conjures up the soft sparkling lights that often appear at Christmas.